Dragon Quest 11 Details, 7 and 8 Getting Western Release for 3DS
Square Enix isn't going to have Dragon Quest XI be another MMORPG, as DQVII and VIII are heading West for the Nintendo 3DS.
Dragon Quest series creator Yuju Horii told FFRing (via NeoGAF and IGN) that the eleventh game of his series would not be another MMORPG and will be developed for home consoles. While Horii didn't go into any particular details about what consoles Dragon Quest XI would be heading to, we have a feeling you can expect the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One at least. The traditional animated style (usually designed by Dragon Ball Z creator Akira Toriyama) of the series makes things less graphics intensive for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 to handle DQXI if Square Enix decides for a multi-platform release. Horii told us not to expect the third-person hack-and-slash style of gameplay coming in Dragon Quest Heroes (it has its own sequel in the works), but that things would be much more in line with the previous RPGs of the series.
Horri also mentioned that Dragon Quest VII and VIII would be heading out West for the Nintendo 3DS sometime soon. Dragon Quest VII originally hit the original PlayStation back in 2001. Dragon Quest VIII: The Journey of the Cursed King hit North American PS2 consoles in 2005. The game was recently ported to mobile formats last year. The 3DS port of Cursed King is expected to launch in Japan this August. We can't wait to see what kind of changes and optimizations Square Enix will make to these classics before they head West.